The Huskies are repeat Canada West women's basketball champs (photo by Huskie Athletics/GetMyPhoto.ca).
The Huskies are repeat Canada West women's basketball champs (photo by Huskie Athletics/GetMyPhoto.ca).

Repeat performance

For the second straight year, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies were crowned Canada West champions on their home court.

Saskatchewan defeated the University of Regina Cougars 64-53 Saturday night on Ron and Jane Graham Court at the PAC to earn their fifth ever conference title in a rematch of the 2016 championship game.

Sabine Dukate was a force playing in her second Canada West final. The second-year Huskie guard scored a game-high 25 points and played all forty minutes for the second straight game. Dukate was 5-for-12 from three point range. First-year Summer Masikewich added another 14 points and eight rebounds, while fellow first-year Libby Epoch dished out seven assists.

"I can't believe the growth of all of the individual players this season," said head coach Lisa Thomaidis. "The rookies transformed into veterans in the course of six months and the veterans have all taken on new roles and I am just so proud of their tremendous growth and maturity. To repeat as champions is unfathomable." 

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